Give Thanks

I will not die but live,
    and will proclaim what the Lord has done.
The Lord has chastened me severely,
    but he has not given me over to death.
Open for me the gates of the righteous;
    I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord
    through which the righteous may enter.
I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
    you have become my salvation.
- Psalm 118:17-21

Today is a great day to practice gratitude. What has God done in your life? What has God done in the world? What has God done in the lives of others? Consider some of these ways to be grateful.

  1. Write down a list of ten things you are grateful to God for this week.

  2. Take a walk and concentrate on noticing every bird, every tree, every cloud, thanking God for each of them.

  3. Share with others around the table today what you are grateful for.

  4. Tell three people what you are grateful for about them.

  5. Listen to a song of thanks like Kirk Franklin’s Thank You, Hillsong’s Thank You, or even Kehlani’s Thank You.